The fast-paced nature of modern day cricket has meant that teams have to keep ticking along the scorecard throughout the duration of their innings. This is imperative to allow sides to post huge totals and unsettle the opposition off their standard plans.
An interesting statistic from ODI’s since 2017 suggests that India and Pakistan top the list of percentage of rotation strokes during the 11-40 overs of an innings. Indian batsmen have played 43% of their deliveries in the middle overs looking to rotate the strike while Pakistan is not far behind with 41.4%.
This clearly translates into the period of dominance the two teams have experienced in the 50-overs format. Interestingly, Australia is at the bottom of this list rightfully explaining their steep decline in limited overs cricket.